My Reiki Journey: Day 2

Day 2: Root Chakra

I was told the best way to balance my chakras and create the best attunement is by catering to the Chakra of the Day. Today was the Muladhara Chakra or Root chakra. It’s color, RED! Requirements is to eat red, dress red, think red. I was under the impression I would take a picture of my outfit and post it, but it would be considered inappropriate to be standing in just my underwear!

Ha! Go figure, the only think for Summer on Long Island that I have is red is my underwear. But Hey, it works, right? Red on my root chakra, at the base of my spine, kind of perfect! The root chakra, when balanced, brings stability and grounding, and steadiness of the mind. It’s element is the Earth while its sense association is Smell. This I found interesting because all day yesterday and today I was so sensitive to smells.

Root Chakra Goddess By: Carol Cavalaris

Root Chakra Goddess By: Carol Cavalaris

I have to keep a journal for my training, this is posing as one for me. I plan to share my experiences not necessarily all the “ways” of Reiki. I can, however, answer questions if you post them in my comment section.

According to my studies, the root chakra helps you find your path in life. When channeling energy correctly, it will nourish my inner self physically and spiritually. EVERYTHING about that sounds divine!

I went ahead with the “eating red” and “eating root”. I had tomatos, apples, watermelon, radishes, and hot tamales (those are red, right)! AHHHHH. Totally not ok, but hey I have my faults. 🙂

Red tomatos and red radish.

Red tomatos and red radish.

Red

I woke up with a headache today, which was explained may happen. “ki” means Life Force, and when you start moving that force around it can apparently cause headaches UGH.

Along with the eating and wearing comes meditation. It was suggested in a reading that ‘you ask yourself a number of questions as I follow meditations’. This one stuck with me; “Do I need to let go of relationships that have shown themselves to be unhealthy?” Do I?…… um Hello! YES!

I have chosen to meditate on a Yantra and tuning into my root chakra. This will balance the mind and body connection by rebalancing them and causing there to be a channel of energy that you can feel rise up your spine. It may take practice and time, but within a week. We will see. Focusing on the Root Yantra you will see the four petals which represent the Lotus flower. Each chakra symbol has a lotus containing a different number of petals. The growth of the lotus and its change as it grows reaching towards the light, represents each chakra as you climb from your root to your crown.

Root Chakra Yantra

Root Chakra Yantra

I didn’t feel anything special yet, but that doesn’t mean I won’t. I plan on becoming a mediation master. Is there even such a thing? 🙂 There is also a mediation that can help you overcome fears, using a tree to meditate under. You use visualization and recognize that the tree is strong and will not fall on you. I didn’t use this one but I am sure it is effective.

Tree

Tree

Oh my next favorite part is the essential oils, incense, flower essence and stones that work well with the root chakra. Since I sell Young Living and doTerra oils, http://www.mydoterra.com/sharamaso/

I have grown a slight obsession to having them everywhere, anytime, for anything! Use these tools when balancing your Rot Chakra:

Essential Oils: Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Clary Sage, and Thyme.

Flower Essence: Beech, Clematis, Cherry Plum, Wild Oat, Comfrey, and Clematis.

Crystals and Stones: Hematite, Black Tourmaline, Garnet, and Smoky Quartz.

Incense: Sage, Cedar and Patchouli.

Of course each one of these tools/elements holds a different purpose. That could be another post for another time.

Now, for the yoga poses. I love that my newly acquired yoga teacher training certificate, my oil business, and the health and wellness business is finally coming together. I remember asking my nutritionist professor in college a few years ago, “I love nutrition and wellness so much, what do I do now with this expensive business management degree?” She told me to look in this direction. She was my sign.

Yoga Poses for your Root Chakra:

Downward Dog

Downward Facing Dog

Downward Facing Dog

Tree Pose

Tree Pose

Tree Pose

Chair Pose

Chair Pose

Chair Pose

Until tomorrow. Can’t wait to have another board of color!

Namaste!

My journey with Reiki

I know it has been a very long while since I have written… I apologize. I also, just noticed that the “about” section is still bare. Will I ever get my act together? Who knows? What I do know is that I have the great pleasure of working with my dear friend, Catherine O’Conner of http://inspired-by-life.net/    on becoming a Reiki Master. This, my friends, will be my “act together” journey!!! HAHA, we will see about that! But seriously, I hope to take life force energy and first heal my self, balance my chakras.

Reiki dates back to the 19th century. It is a Japanese spiritual healing form using energies and chakras, your life force. It is completely safe and can do the most wonderful things. Although not a religion, it is thought that one that practices should bring harmony to all that they come in contact with, spreading the healing. Interesting enough, I find this hard to grasp. I know some that are “reiki certified” and they do not use harmony in their life. Are they spoiling the healing for all of us? (Now, that can be a blog post all of its own)! I want to start first with myself, my children and then hopefully the world!

Your Chakras and a little explanation.

Your Chakras and a little explanation.

Day 1

Catherine brought me to her studio where we ate an awesome lunch from Salsa Salsa in Port Jefferson, NY. Burritos and meditation, PERFECT combo. We have such a great connection, she and I. Our view and directions complement each other and I find her easy to work with, so this journey is nothing but excitement! I took notes about the history of Reiki and listened to her own findings. She once did not believe in the healing process. That changed quickly after the universe kept feeding her signs that this was something she needs to be open to. Opening one self to healing is the ONLY way one will heal. You can go to a reiki healer everyday, but if you are closed and do not believe, then the magic will not occur.

As patchouli incense bruned and I deeply breathed in the sage that was sprayed I realized how relaxed I was. After my attunement, I just sat and felt my energy. It is said that the attunement and the 21-30 days after will be different for everyone. I am re-connecting with the spirits. I already know I have many spiritual guides around me, so the next couple of days should be very interesting. I am hoping my attunement brings awareness and happiness. We will see.

I practiced my Byosen scanning… finding disease lines. I set my intention, which was a test run on Catherine, started at her crown (head) and felt the energy. Interesting how as I flowed my hands over her body, down each chakra, I quickly passed over her heart and was pulled back to her sacral chakra. It was tingling and felt like a bungee cord on my left hand. Crazy! The energy is there, it is real! This was just a “test run”. I started to get excited, thinking this is good, this is good.

Tomorrow I must wear red, eat red and ultimately be red. I am not sure on how well that will go, but I will let you know!

Namaste!

"Being Human" By: Erin Kuzmeskus

“Being Human” By: Erin Kuzmeskus